I Right now have 1 GB of memory: 256x2 Kingston DDR 400 and 512 Kingston DDR 400. I want to go to 2 Gigs. To ensure maximum compatibility and no semi functionality, what should I go for? Is brand important in my case? If I could get a cheaper deal on a 1 Gig stick, and lets say it's G.Skill or Corsair, is it worth it?
I don't overclock at all (Just GPU).
I'm thinking in some similar. I have 2x 512MB Patriot CL2.0-3-2-5 and i'm thinking installing additional 2x1GB Kingston with equivalent timmings: CL2.0-3-2-6. Since Kingston uses a little higher voltage (+0.1v afaik), i guess the system will be leveled by the Kingston memory.